Tlogs Full no drive space left

Posted on 2006-11-14
Last Modified: 2008-03-10

The Tlogs are full and the backup drive can't handle the size when being back-up and the backup process of TLogs fails everytime.

ms sql 2000

any idea's how to go about this?

Question by:FrankPorter
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Make space available on the back drive first or backup to a different drive

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problem is there's not enough space available.
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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1. Enable Auto grow    right click on ur database -> properties -> select 'transaction log ' tab  -> check "automatically grow"
   Also make sure that there is enough space

2. Take regular transaction log backups

read the following article
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Aneesh Retnakaran earned 300 total points
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you can clear your transaction log using

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Nightman earned 200 total points
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Note: running BACKUP LOG 'dbname' with TRUNCATE_ONLY will truncate the log and not back it up - any data that has been checkpointed (i.e. committed and then written to the mdf) will be cleared (existing uncommitted transactions will not be!).

This means that you should then perform a full backup of your database, as you have just cleared the transaction log, making those transactions 'unrecoverable' from future transaction log restores (as they essentially don't exists!)

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